Louis Arthur Mazzetti

1915 - 2001

Artist biography

Louis Arthur Mazzetti was a creative visual artist. Born in 1915, Louis Arthur Mazzetti passed away in 2001. Artists Lois Bygrave, Piero Busonera, Ci Zhou, Olga Biglieri, and Karl Heinz Hansen-Bahia are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Louis Arthur Mazzetti

Louis Arthur Mazzetti was born in 1915 and was primarily influenced by the 1930s. Throughout the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for dominance, and characterised the political atmosphere of the period. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government was in dire need of urgent funds to implement the industrialisation of the Five Year Plan. In a covert bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), which included some two hundred and fifty paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which had been deemed irreplaceable. Many of the pieces came to be owned by Andrew Mellon, via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Louis Arthur Mazzetti

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